Jeffery “Jeff” Alan Worsham, Assistant Fire Chief

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Assistant Chief Worsham and the members of his fire department responded to a 2-car vehicle collision at 1741hrs. When he arrived on-scene, Assistant Chief Worsham provided emergency medical care and forced entry into one of the vehicles prior to the arrival of emergency medical workers. He then assisted with traffic control on the incident scene. The incident was concluded at 1916hrs and Assistant Chief Worsham returned to the fire station. He completed some administrative duties and arrived home at approximately 2030hrs.

At 0657hrs on December 3, 2016, Assistant Chief Worsham’s spouse called 911 to report that Assistant Chief Worsham was not breathing. Firefighters and emergency medical workers responded to the scene, provided treatment, and transported Assistant Chief Worsham to the hospital. Responders were able to resuscitate Assistant Chief Worsham but he died on December 10, 2016.

Vicinity of Cane Bay BLVD and State 176 (U.S. National Grid: 17S NS 8150 6314)

Department information

Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department
115 Sunview LN
U.S. National Grid: 17S NS 8766 6891
Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461-8831

Chief: Timothy R. Stephenson

Jeffery “Jeff” Alan Worsham was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 45
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 2, 2016 17:41
Date of death: December 10, 2016
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After